Midas Marquez no longer SC spokesman

Purple S. Romero
SC spokesman Midas Marquez is replaced by his deputy

MANILA, Philippines – Jose Midas Marquez has been replaced as spokesman of the Supreme Court and chief of its Public Information Office, a day after his boss, Renato Corona, was removed as chief justice.

The posts are said to be co-terminus with the term of the Chief Justice.

Replacing Marquez is his deputy Public Information Officer, lawyer Gleo Guerra.

Guerra told a press conference she has been named acting chief of the Court’s Public Information Office.

Marquez, however, retains his position as Court Administrator.

Earlier, Marquez told reporters: “I cannot speak for the Supreme Court.” Marquez served as acting PIO chief and spokesman since 2007, under then Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

Meanwhile, the staff of Corona still has one month in the SC.

Corona was removed from his post after the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, voted to convict him for culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution and betrayal of public trust for failing to disclose $2.4 million and P80 million in his statement of assets, liabilities and networth. – Rappler.com

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